Size-dependent decoherence of excitonic states in semiconductor microcrystallites

Yu xi Liu, Adam Miranowicz, Şahin K. Özdemir, Masato Koashi, Nobuyuki Imoto

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Abstract

The size-dependent decoherence of the exciton states, resulting from the spontaneous emission, is investigated in a semiconductor spherical microcrystallite under the condition [Formula Presented] In general, the larger size of the microcrystallite corresponds to the shorter coherence time. If the initial state is a superposition of two different excitonic coherent states, the coherence time depends on both the overlap of two excitonic coherent states and the size of the microcrystallite. When the system with fixed size is initially in the even or odd coherent state, the larger average number of the excitons corresponds to the faster decoherence. When the average number of the excitons is given, the bigger size of the microcrystallite corresponds to the faster decoherence. The decoherence of the exciton states for the materials GaAs and CdS is numerically studied by our theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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